Ronald Fowlkes is a man who works to keep his nation safe every day. As of February, 2018, he is the co-owner and Director of Business Development for FirstSpear LLC, a company that develops and manufactures tactical gear and equipment. FirstSpear LLC is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has been in business for over 30 years. Their clients include law enforcement agencies, military agencies, and even political agencies such as NATO.
Ronald Fowlkes comes to FirstSpear LLC from a ten year position as the Business Development manager of tactical gear and equipment for Eagle Industries Unlimited, LLC. He was responsible for training sales personnel, selecting the most effective products for advertising and promotion purposes, and contacting and securing global customers for the business. His position at Eagle Industries Unlimited, along with his previous experience and training in the military and law enforcement industries, gave him the expertise needed to successfully transition over to FirstSpear.
Ronald Fowlkes served in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993. He is a veteran of the Gulf War. During his time in the Marine Corps, he received training in several areas. He is trained in Marine Combat Training, basic engineering, basic air naval gunfire, parachuting, and combat diving. He is skilled in using many different military equipment and technology. After leaving the Marine Corps, Fowlkes worked with JIEDDO (Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization). In this organization, Fowlkes served as a Department of Defense contractor, working in Iraq with the United States Army. He was responsible for educating and training soldiers in areas such as hostage rescue, evidence collection, and interrogation techniques for captured individuals.
After serving the United States in the military industry, Ronald Fowlkes went on to join the law enforcement industry. He worked as a police officer for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for ten years and for the St. Louis County Police Department for three years, combating gang activity and making the St. Louis area safer. During his time as a police officer, he also was an instructor in different areas for the department. Ronald Fowlkes is not only a man of action, but also a man of sharing through training new officers.
After leaving law enforcement, Fowlkes’ business ventures was about making not just St. Louis safer, but making all of America safer. Fowlkes has done this on a phenomenal level, using his experience, expertise, training, and passion to stimulate the tactical equipment industry. Fowlkes continues to progressively lead FirstSpear into an innovative future.